Dr. Janét Aizenstros is an award-winning businesswoman with several leadership awards such as the Top 40 under 40, 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario finalist, 2019 Conscious Company Media’s Top 22 Business Leaders, 2013-2014 YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction of Business and Entrepreneur, a recipient of the 2020 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur Award: Top 100, the 2020 Stevie® Award winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year Canada; and Employer Of The Year for Canadian Business which ranked her company 12th on Canadian Business 2020 Growth List — making her the first Black Canadian woman in history to scale a 9-figure organization while being the sole female founder to be featured in the top 20 on the list. Janét is also a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), a participant with Concordia Leadership Council, the United Nations Global Compact Network, and a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation.
Through the Janét Aizenstros Foundation, Janét became the first Black woman to establish the ‘first woman in engineering fund’ at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business at the University of Waterloo Engineering program and the first Black woman to establish the Janét Aizenstros Social Impact and Sustainability Scholarship at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics program at the University of Guelph. Her 100-years legacy initiative through Ahava Holdings & Ventures is the first impact fund in Canada led by a Black woman that focuses on women entrepreneurs creating social impact through technology.
She is a Canadian serial entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in metaphysical sciences specializing in Conscious Business Ethics & Conscious Centered Living along with an EMBA specializing in U.S. business law, strategic thinking, and advanced corporate strategy. Janét is the Chairwoman & CEO of Ahava Group Global (AGG)—a women-led modern media parent company is compromised of five companies Ahava Digital Group, LOVE Lifestyle Publishing Group, Twelve Twenty One Illustration, Luxe House Publishing, and Ahava Entertainment. In 2019, Ahava Group Global was selected by YPO to be Ofactor Pulse’s (OP) as the select organization for OP’s Organizational Trust Study. Janét’s comprehensive background spans roles in finance at TD Canada Trust, and Canon along with management consulting in a broad range of functions, from supply chain operations, data analysis, finance to strategic thinking at both corporate, start-up to scale levels. Through her adept conscious leadership, Ahava Digital Group’s consultancy has swiftly grown into a 9-figure organization globally. Due to the Ahava Digital’s success, Janét developed a proprietary product and technology through Ahava Holdings & Ventures called the Data Concierge which is a cloud-based management & maintenance software that contains the only ethically-sourced and verified national data file on American consumers.Abroad, Janét sits on many boards and committees such as the U.S. Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Data Benchmarks & Activation, Multicultural, Identity & Audience Data, Social Media & Privacy, COPPA and Public Policy. Locally, she serves on boards such as the Guelph’s Children’s Foundation , and the Women’s Collection. She is an advisor within Women Entrepreneur Global , Google Women Techmakers, the UN Women Initiative for the National Council of Women in Canada and the 30% Club Canada —an organization that includes Chairs and CEOs to achieve better gender balance at board level and senior management levels working closely with Catalyst and Catalyst Accord initiatives.
She has spoken for top-tier companies, organizations and governments including Google, Bank of Montreal, Innovation Guelph, Microsoft, MadCon, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business at the University of Waterloo, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Hampton University – the Center of Entrepreneurship and Applied Economics, the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Office of International Trade Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy for the Office of Science & Technology and Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Small Business Administration for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Office of American Innovation for the White House, Concordia Leadership Council and the Female Quotient.
Through podcasting Janét has interviewed some of the world’s most recognized celebrities, authors and thought leaders on empowerment, leadership, metaphysics and emotional intelligence. In 2014, Janét created two highlighted interview series’ called ‘What Do You Believe’ and ’21 Answers to Emotional Freedom’ which featured leaders answering questions on emotional awareness, self-love, soul healing, happiness and wealth.
Janét’ is the first Afro-Canadian woman to be inducted in the Guelph Public Library Archives as a Famous Guelphite Author. In addition, her writings have appeared on platforms such as the Huffington Post, Dove, the Richard Dawkins Foundation. Global Trade Magazine, Thrive Global, Forbes Agency Council and Concordia Leadership Council.
She’s been featured on national and international media outlets such as INC Fundery, CTV, Huffington Post, Success, Macleans, Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Canadian Business.
In 2019, Janét launched Wholly Living Research Institute— dedicated to teaching women leaders how to live harmoniously while building business, sisterhood and wealth.
In May 2020, the Janét Aizenstros Corporation launched the Janét Aizenstros Literary Archives as a tribute to this brilliant author and entrepreneur’s ongoing literary works.